Police and crime commissioner – no surprises but a big increase in turn-out

Conservative David Lloyd has been re-elected. Most people don’t know who their Police Commissioner is and surveys have shown that many have no idea what they do. Something’s obviously changed in Hertfordshire, though, because turn-out for the vote more than doubled, from a disastrous 14.5% in 2012 to an almost creditable 29% this year –… Continue reading Police and crime commissioner – no surprises but a big increase in turn-out

Here’s what we know about Radlett’s new bookshop

News that a new shop is opening in Radlett doesn’t usually cause much of a stir. But when we heard that David and Amanda Segrue were planning to open a bookshop right here in Radlett, we really were excited. I spoke to David about the project: Tell us what kind of bookshop you’re planning, David.… Continue reading Here’s what we know about Radlett’s new bookshop

The farmers’ market has landed

I nipped down to Newberries car park – the one behind Budgen’s – this morning to experience the first day of operation of Radlett’s experimental farmers’ market. About a dozen stalls with a good range of produce – meat, bread, cheese, plants and honey plus a couple of slightly more offbeat products – were all… Continue reading The farmers’ market has landed

Standing room-only for anti-incinerator meeting

UPDATE: I’ve added details of the campaign’s Twitter account. The Radlett Centre was full to the doors for last night’s public meeting. And the WING anti-incinerator group‘s formidable package of information and political organisation went down well with the assembled crowd. The campaign has evident clout – what other campaign could attract two local MPs… Continue reading Standing room-only for anti-incinerator meeting